September Holidays Part 1
Here’s what we can celebrate for September holidays in 2017:
1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator
mma Nutt became the first woman telephone operator on September 1, 1878. She loved the job, and worked at it for 33 years.
This special day celebrates the world of telephone operators. It was a very important job for many decades. Today, the position has been eliminated being replaced by automation in telephone systems. Can you imagine what Emma would think about today’s cell phone world!?
A little side note about Emma: According to Emma, she was “very thankful that my first name was not Imma”.
1 National Cherry Popover Day
2 International Bacon Day – Saturday before Labor Day
2 VJ Day, WWII
On September 2, 1945, a formal surrender ceremony was held in Tokyo Bay aboard the USS Missouri. At the time, President Truman declared September 2 to be VJ Day. World War II was finally over.
3 Skyscraper Day
4 Labor Day First Monday of month
Dedicated in honor of the worker, it is also appropriately called the “workingman’s holiday”. The holiday is dedicated to you in respect and appreciation for the work you do in or outside of the home, union or non-union, big company, small companies, or government. As long as you work somewhere at something, this holiday is for you!
The first Labor Day was held celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882
4 Newspaper Carrier Day
5 Be Late for Something Day
5 Cheese Pizza Day – my favorite pizza is cheese (& black olives) What’s yours/
6 Fight Procrastination Day
6 Read a Book Day
7 Neither Rain nor Snow Day
8 International Literacy Day
8 National Date Nut Bread Day – or December 22!?
8 Pardon Day
Pardon Day is today. Its an opportunity to seek forgiveness where needed.
9 Teddy Bear Day
10 Grandparent’s Day – first Sunday after Labor Day
10 National Pet Memorial Day -second Sunday in September
10 Sewing Machine Day
10 Swap Ideas Day
11 9-11 Remembrance – On the anniversary of 9-11, we encourage you to spend a few minutes reflecting upon this event, and praying for the victims who died, and their families and friends.
11 Make Your Bed Day
11 No News is Good News Day
12 Chocolate Milk Shake Day
12 National Video Games Day – also see Video Games Day in July
20 Erev Rosh HaShanah – Jewish New Year – begins at sundown (10 days of High Holy Days)
29 Erev Yom Kippur – Day of Attonement – begins at sundown
Come back for more information on the Jewish holidays and traditions.
What’s YOUR favorite pizza?